BBC financial correspondent Robert Peston, who is reportedly tight with key Murdoch staffers, added fuel to the juicy fire, tweeting, “Undisclosed reasons for Murdoch divorcing Deng are jaw-dropping.”
Blair’s rep insisted the shocking news doesn’t have anything to do with the politician, who is also the godfather to the Murdochs’ daughters, Grace, 11, and Chloe, 9.
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The spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter, "If you are asking if they are having an affair, the answer is no."
Deng has also been linked to Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe and Google executive Eric Schmidt, however, no one has spoken out from either camp about the rumored affairs.
Murdoch, 82, and Deng, 44, met at a company party in Hong Kong in 1997 and wed in 1999 -- just three weeks after Murdoch’s divorce from second wife Anna Maria Torv was finalized.
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Anna told Australian Women’s Weekly after the split, "Rupert's affair with Wendi Deng -- it's not an original plot -- was the end of the marriage. I thought we had a wonderful happy marriage. Obviously we didn't."
Rupert paid a hefty price to walk away from 31 years with Anna… a reported $1.7 billion. Wendi likely won’t receive that kind of money. She signed a pre-nup and two post-nups in 2002 and 2004, according to the Daily Mail.
As soon as multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from Wendi Deng, rumors began flying, including speculation that Wendi cheated on Rupert with former Prime Minister Tony Blair!